Natural Dyes and Patches: Remaking our Closets :: July 18, 10-5 pm
Fast fashion culture is made of disposable goods that exploits humans, environment and material resources. Let’s challenge the system. We will reinvent our closets by adding color through natural dyes and mend the tears with creative stitches. You will have the opportunity to dye 1-3 garments (depending on size) and a stack of patches using plant based colors. You will learn several stitching techniques to patch the torn spots, creating unique clothing pieces with an extended lifespan.
You will learn:
- Natural dye basics for cellulose fibers (cotton, linen, hemp)
- Mordants and fiber preparation
- Making dye baths from extracts and home grown plants
- simple mending techniques for patching your worn or torn clothes
INVESTMENT: $100 with a $20 materials fees
Please note- if this workshop has your heart singing and you cannot afford to join me, be in touch for a scholarship, sliding scale or work trade option. There is a spot reserved in each workshop for reduced or waived fee.
DATE AND TIME: Saturday and Sunday, July 18, 2021, 10-5 pm
The Patchwork Underground
578 Garren Creek Road
Fairview, NC 28730
The Patchwork Underground is a gathering place for creativity. With art gardens and studio space surrounded by nature, you will find yourself immersed in beauty that inspires. Join us for workshops and get-togethers as we explore the possibility of
working with plants to create art.
ACCESSIBILITY: The Patchwork Underground is within 20 minutes of downtown Asheville. The outdoor workshop spaces are accessed by walking over a textured field, or accessible by vehicle if needed. Indoor restroom facilities are accessible by stairs.
Due to current circumstances with the Covid-19 pandemic, this workshop is limited to 6 participants and will be held outside. The layout of the space will allow for plenty of room to be physically distant but you will be required to wear a mask when working near others. We will talk about safety and comfortability at the start of the workshop so that we have a plan that feels safe for everyone. If you have concerns that you would like to discuss in advance of registration, please reach out me.
CANCELATION POLICY: Due to concerns around Covid-19, the cancellation policy has been adjusted for 2021.
Cancellations made 7 days or more before the scheduled class date will receive a full refund.
Cancellations made less than 7 days before the scheduled class date will be eligible a full refund if someone from the waitlist is able to fill your spot. Otherwise, you will receive a 50% refund or you can transfer your registration to a future workshop.
I will do my best to accommodate you should unexpected circumstances arise. Please contact me directly with as much notice as possible if you determine that you need to cancel.